OSHAWA, ON – Sudbury Wolves come to town at 2:05pm. The Wolves will be looking to get back to their winning ways after a loss at the hands of the Ottawa 67s last night. Your Generals will be looking to get back to winning after a tough loss to Erie on Friday.
Today’s game was broadcasted nationally on Rogers Sportsnet.
Generals Starting 5
Forward: Oliver Suni – Brett Neumann – Ty Tullio
Defense: William Ennis – Nico Gross
Oshawa Generals – Zachary Paputsakis
Sudbury Wolves – Christian Purboo
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The period started with a big fight between Daniel Walker and Macauley Carson. While the referees ended the fight before either player was victorious, it was still a heck of a tussle. They rained blows upon each other like two parents fighting over the last fidget spinner on Christmas Eve.
The Generals first powerplay of the game was an interference call against leading scorer Brett Neumann. Oshawa’s first powerplay unit was exceptional. Dominant in the Wolves zone, putting up scoring chance after scoring chance. The Generals were the first on the board as Brett Neumann redirected a Giovanni Vallati shot past Christian Purboo.
The Generals were next on the board as Ryan Gagnier grabbed a puck that was jostled free by Tye McSoreley corralled it and launched it past Purboo – for the second of his OHL career.
The Generals weren’t done yet, as Allan McShane carried the puck in on Purboo and made a nifty deke that was initially stopped. The puck was sitting loose in the crease waiting for Generals’ rookie Brett Harrison to take out the trash, finishing off the play with a flick over the pad for his 5th goal of the season.
On an expiring powerplay, Nico Gross blasted the rubber at Purboo, who made the first stop. This time, the trashman was Danil Antropov who slipped in his first goal since October 26th.
The building was electric through the first period as the boys in white, red and blue really brought their A-Game. The period ended 4-0 Generals with the Generals outshooting the Wolves 14-6.
Sudbury started the 2nd period with a change in goaltenders replacing Christian Purboo with Mitchell Weeks. Sudbury seemed to get the message.
The Wolves worked on decreasing their shot deficit early in the period, but Paputsakis stood strong in the Generals goal. Paputsakis was the Generals standout player through the second. The Wolves outshot the Generals 14-10 this period, but Paps kept the puck out of the net.
No change on the scoreboard this period, 4-0 going into the final stanza of the game.
The Generals reverted to the play that brought them success in the 1st period bringing their offense back to life.
The Generals extended their lead to 5. Daniel Walker who continued his strong play with a hard wrist shot on a break in that beat Weeks pretty cleanly.
Next in line for a well deserved Generals goal was defenseman Lleyton Moore. Moore is one of the smoothest skaters in the OHL and he has a wicked slapshot. He demonstrated that hard shot after a faceoff in the Wolves zone. Gagnier won the draw back to David Jesus, who made a D-to-D pass over to Moore, who cranked a slapshot at Weeks. Weeks got a piece of the shot, but the raw power of the blast won in the end. The elation on the faces of Moore’s teammates after seeing him score his 1st goal in a Generals uniform after 33 games was priceless. Clearly a well deserved goal.
The goal horn was not silent for long as Allan McShane won the puck forward in a draw in the defensive zone. Captain Kyle MacLean hustled in a drag race with a Wolves’ defender and proved that he is one of the hardest working players in the league. MacLean won the drag race reigned in the puck and beat Weeks with a backhand.
A 7-goal lead for your Generals would be enough to secure the victory today.
Oshawa Generals (7) – Sudbury Wolves (0)
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1 – Zachary Paputsakis (1st career shutout; 27 saves)
2 – Lleyton Moore (1st goal as a General, 1 assist; +3)
3 – Ryan Gagnier (1 goal, 1 assist, +2)
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Hardest Working Player of the Game:
Daniel Walker (1 goal, +1, 1 fight)
The Generals next home game is Thursday, November 28, 2019 against Thomas Harley and the Mississauga Steelheads.
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